It was members night last week at the Bonsall Court common room, Newbold, when Chesterfield Philatelic Club president, Ken Clarke, invited members to display any item they wished or pay a fine of 50p.
To avoid this at all costs, all members had brought along a short display commencing with vice-president Mike Inger, who had “Europa Stamps” from various countries issued in 2000. John Barwick - Aerogramme, Edward Dytkiewicz - Stamps of Rumania, Derrick Wayne - Early Funeral Cards, some decorated with the usual black borders, which were also very decorative, and Janice Hewitt - G.B. post cards, depicting local fauna. And to complete the first round, Bert Orwin - Soldiers of Great Britain and the Empire, and Derek Oldale - Under the Sea, a colourful display of sea creatures and plant life told on stamps.
After refreshments, Mike Moore - German Weimar Republic, stamps from 1918 to 1933, Wally Tagg - Ross Dependencies, Barbara Inger - Crete, stamps and post cards, Bill Towle - Railway Covers and to complete the night, Ken Clarke - A journey into Space”, the story of space flight told on stamps. The vote of thanks was given by Bert Orwin.